Author: Jennifer Husbands

Jennifer Husbands, Ph.D., is a Chicago Public Schools parent. Professionally, she is deeply involved in education, having served as the founding executive director of Schools That Can Chicago, a network of high-performing, nonselective schools of all kinds--traditional public, charter, faith-based and independent--serving high-poverty students.
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We Should Not Reopen Schools Now, But If We Can’t Stop Reopening, Here’s How to Lessen the Damage

Editor’s Note: Parent Jennifer Husbands graciously shared with Chicago Unheard her letter to her daughter’s Local School Council regarding reopening. I write today to express my deep concern over the reopening plan the district is enforcing.  In some ways it appears the train has left the station – school buildings will be opening despite real and significant concerns from parents…